Guillaume Sergent - Le Chemin des Chappes Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru Champagne 2015
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Pinot Meunier
From the importer-
From two plots of selection massale vines in Vrigny: Les Grands Chemins (planted in 1972, eastern exposure and sandy soil) and Les Chappes (planted in 1982, a western facing plot composed primarily of silt and directly contiguous to Egly Ouriet's parcels). Only 87 cases.
Guillaume Sergent farms a hectare and a half by himself, a set up that he says allows him to understand his vines perfectly.
His parents made wine under their own label until 2008, when Guillaume and his brother inherited their small family estate. His brother got two hectares and now sells his grapes to Moët. Guillaume decided on different path and set out to start his own domaine. Having studied oenology and completed a stage at Louis Roederer, he had a lot of winemaking experience but never was able to make wines in his own style. He had watched as a new generation of growers rise, many of whom were his peers, and was eager to follow suit. In 2011 he released his first wines.
From his hectare and a half in Vrigny and Coulommes, Guillaume continues to evolve and push boundaries. He speaks about his vinification style as a simple and precise process: he assumes that it is his grapes that will produce the wine. As the old adage goes: “Good grapes make good wine.”